Obesity
Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to new research. Chronic liver... more
Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as... more
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems... more
Study finds extremely low use of weight loss medicines by veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a new... more
Dartmouth researchers develop new scale to measure external food cue responsiveness for children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
One in four preschool-age children in the U.S. have overweight or obesity, putting them at risk for multiple chronic health problems including... more
Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of... more
Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The same sources thought to inflict oxidative stress on cells- pollution, diesel exhaust, smoking and obesity- also are associated with shorter telomeres, the protective... more
Obesity: The key role of a brain protein revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers show for the first time in... more
Researchers design resource manual to assess physical fitness, detect obesity among pre-school children  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A multi-institution project involving ten universities and led by the University of Granada (UGR) has designed a resource manual to measure the... more
Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, considered premature death, reports a new study. The increase was highest among black men.... more
Medical News Today: Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity 'epidemic?'  MNT · 1 week
To date, experts have seen urbanization trends as a key driver of the global obesity 'epidemic,' but a major new... more
Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The moringa (drumstick) tree has medicinal value and is a rich source of nutrients and minerals. Traditionally, its parts are known to confer multiple benefits, including anti-diabetic (leaves),... more
Rural dwellers could be driving the obesity epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have found that the global obesity epidemic may be boosted by the sedentary lifestyles of those living in rural areas. more
Older adults with obesity may have fewer years of healthy life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study conducted of older Singaporeans (above 60 years) showed that those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) might have the same number of remaining... more
Medical News Today: Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?  MNT · 2 weeks
Researchers explain that lifestyle choices can change how our genes behave without altering our genetic code, driving obesity and diabetes. more
Obesity in early pregnancy related to higher risks of pregnancy complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a prospective study of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of... more
A gut bacteria transplant may not help you lose weight  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A small study finds that transplanting gut microbes from a lean person into obese people didn’t lead to weight loss, as hoped. more
Meals that include fresh avocado can suppress hunger and increase satisfaction, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado... more
Avocados, as a substitution for carbohydrates, can suppress hunger without adding calories  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction... more
Fat fruit flies: High-sugar diet deadens sweet tooth; promotes overeating, obesity in flies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some research suggests that one reason people with obesity overeat is because they don't enjoy food -- especially sweets -- as much... more
Role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope. more
[Editors' Choice] And the MVP award goes to: Major vault protein  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
MVP functions as an endogenous suppressor of NF-B and regulates obesity-associated metabolic disease. more
Study reveals important role for psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to... more
Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world's rural areas than in cities, according to a new study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI). more
Researchers unravel the biology of how obesity promotes triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Smoking has long been the biggest cause of cancer in the United States, but obesity, now the second leading cause, has been gaining ground. more
Fat fruit flies: High-sugar diet deadens sweet tooth; promotes overeating, obesity in flies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Some research suggests that one reason people with obesity overeat is because they don't enjoy food—especially sweets—as much as lean people. more
Stromal cells maintain immune cell homeostasis in adipose tissue via production of interleukin-33  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Obesity is driven by chronic low-grade inflammation resulting from dysregulated immune cell accumulation and function in white adipose tissue (WAT). Interleukin-33 (IL-33)... more
Medical News Today: Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?  MNT · 2 weeks
Scientists identify three types of fat precursor cell and suggest that the distribution of these cells could predict obesity-related conditions. more
Medical News Today: Rice and obesity: Is there a link?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study that used data from 136 countries concludes that consuming more rice could reduce global obesity. However, significant questions remain. more
Addressing food insecurity in the digital age  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the search for food —whether through foraging, hunting or agriculture —we are constantly at war with nature. In addition, food is distributed unequally: over 800 million people experience hunger while two billion are... more
Researchers uncover new brain mechanisms regulating body weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, clarify the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. In experiments on rats and mice they show that the molecule does affect... more
Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by a third  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death, compared with normal-weight peers who walk... more
New study highlights exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book... more
Exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass... more
Keto diet has potential in military, researchers say  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity is an ongoing challenge, both in terms of recruiting soldiers and keeping them fit... more
Fat cell discovery could help combat obesity-related health issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A world-first discovery has identified three different kinds of fat cells including a 'fast burning' type which if unlocked might help people lose weight. more
UK Sugar Tax may ‘not be most effective tactic’ for childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The UK 'Sugar Tax' on sugary drinks is unlikely to have an impact on childhood obesity rates, warn researchers from Nottingham University. more
Medical News Today: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression  MNT · 3 weeks
New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years. more
Propionate Consumption Increases Levels of Obesity- and Diabetes-Associated Hormones  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Propionates, salts of a short-chain fatty acid called propionic acid, are widely used in baked goods, animal feeds... more
Increased exam stress linked with eating poorer quality diet  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to an observational study being presented at... more
Study: A quarter of patients have never had their BMI recorded by a GP  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April - 1 May) reveals that... more
Disconnect between perceptions of HCPs and people with obesity revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers and people with obesity is revealed in a new international study presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in... more
High childhood BMI associated with later risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study of nearly 50,000 women in Denmark, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April-1 May),... more
Heavier and taller children have high risk of developing renal cell carcinoma as adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland,... more
Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children's higher weight status  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than half of parents underestimated their children's classification as overweight or obese -- children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception. more
Obesity and emotional problems appear to develop together from age 7  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age seven years. more
Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased early death risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of early death, from... more
Women who have undergone bariatric surgery may be at higher risk of pregnancy complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies... more
Obese individuals who commute by car have 32% higher risk of death, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April - 1 May) shows that... more
Obesity and emotional problems tend to develop hand-in-hand from age 7  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age 7 years, according to new... more
Medical News Today: How might obesity affect the brain?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research uses MRI imaging to examine the connections between obesity and changes in the brain's gray and white matter volume and structure. more
How might obesity affect the brain?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research uses MRI imaging to examine the connections between obesity and changes in the brain's gray and white matter volume and structure. more
Medical News Today: Marijuana users less likely to be overweight, obese  MNT · 3 weeks
New research examines the link between body mass index and cannabis use. The findings may seem counterintuitive, given that marijuana increases appetite. more
Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that's widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones... more
Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major new study. more
Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A decade ago, the U.S. federal government overhauled nutrition standards for food packages in its primary food assistance program for young mothers and their children. The... more
Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes... more
Scientists develop swallowable self-inflating capsule to help tackle obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could help battle obesity, and be an alternative to intragastric balloons. The prototype capsule contains a balloon that can be self-inflated... more
Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study suggests that obesity may be associated with changes in brain structure, including reduced brain volumes in certain areas. more
Children often turn to sugary drinks instead of water, increasing the risk of obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has found that children who do not drink water often choose to drink sugary beverages instead, increasing... more
How lifestyle affects our genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. Researchers have summarized the state of scientific knowledge within epigenetics linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. more
Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world's most popular weed killer.... more
Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had... more
'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
"Tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients,... more
No increase in complications with 'tummy tuck' in obese patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
'Tummy tuck' surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients, reports a new study. more
New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. more
Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. more
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